Zonal tax would cre­ate jobs: PUP

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

THE REIN­TRO­DUC­TION of zonal tax­a­tion will help stim­u­late eco­nomic growth in re­gional Queens­land.

That was the claim of Palmer United Party leader and can­di­date for Cal­lide John Bjelke-Peter­son in un­veil­ing two poli­cies ahead of the elec­tion.

Mr Bjelke-Peter­son said zonal tax­a­tion would pro­vide an in­cen­tive to re­gional in­dus­tries, as well as “at­tract high-qual­ity doc­tors and teach­ers” to re­gional ar­eas.

“By pro­vid­ing tax breaks in ar­eas that are dis­ad­van­taged or hurt­ing, zonal tax­a­tion will stim­u­late pop­u­la­tion and eco­nomic growth in zonal ar­eas, al­low­ing th­ese re­gions to de­cen­tralise and prop­erly de­velop,” Mr Bjelke-Peter­son said.

PUP can­di­date for Bur­nett Richard Love said the rein­tro­duc­tion of zonal tax­a­tion would help slash un­em­ploy­ment in the re­gion.

“Thanks to the LNP and ALP the area has high un­em­ploy­ment and we need to en­cour­age peo­ple to find jobs,” Mr Love said.

“For me it is about mak­ing jobs, and we are com­mit­ted to build­ing this place back up.”

Mr Bjelke-Petersen said PUP’s com­mit­ment to re­gional Queens­land was ev­i­dent in the party’s in­tro­duc­tion of an Aus­tralia Fund in fed­eral par­lia­ment.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

EM­PLOY­MENT PLAN: Palmer United Party can­di­date for Bur­nett Richard Love.

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